Stephanie Baird

July 25, 1953 - August 28, 2017
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Stephanie Ann Baird, 64, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a brief illness.

A daughter of Elaine (Stephan) Hudak of New Philadelphia and the late Harry Hudak, Stephanie was born July 25, 1953 at Massillon, Ohio.

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Stephanie Ann Baird, 64, of New Philadelphia, died Monday, August 28, 2017 in Community Hospice House at New Philadelphia following a brief illness.

A daughter of Elaine (Stephan) Hudak of New Philadelphia and the late Harry Hudak, Stephanie was born July 25, 1953 at Massillon, Ohio.

Stephanie graduated from Conotton Valley High School in 1971. She then continued her education at Kent State University earning a bachelor’s degree in education and a master’s degree in Library Science. Stephanie was retired from the New Philadelphia Branch of the Tuscarawas County Library where she served as Head Librarian of the Children’s Department.

She will be remembered as being a wonderful hostess. Stephanie found great joy in cooking for, feeding, serving and caring for her friends and family. She also enjoyed Karaoke and knitting.

In addition to her mother, she is survived by her husband, Steve Baird whom she married on October 27, 1972; her daughter and son-in-law, Marlee and Ashby Herman of Richmond, Virginia; her son and daughter-in-law, Matthew and Lauralee Baird of Newcomerstown; her grandchildren, Casey Richardson, Brody Baird and Caleb and Ethan Sanders, and three siblings, Colleen (William) Hudak-Wise of Raleigh, North Carolina, Renee (Leonard) Hudak-Breaux of Page, Arizona and Sherrie (John) Kibler of New Philadelphia.

In keeping with Stephanie’s wishes, cremation will take place through the care of Geib’s Tuscarawas Valley Crematory. The family will receive guests during a memorial visitation on Thursday, August 31, 2017 from 5 to 8 PM in the Geib Funeral Center at Dover, 5600 North Wooster Avenue, Dover, OH 44622.

The family suggests in lieu of flowers, contributions be made in Stephanie’s memory to Community Hospice, 716 Commercial Avenue SW, New Philadelphia, OH 44663.


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Date: Thursday, August 31, 2017

Time: 5:00 pm

End Time: 8:00 pm

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New Philadelphia, Ohio 44663
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Born: July 25, 1953
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Geib Funeral Home & Crematory

On behalf of the Geib Family and Staff, we offer our most sincere sympathy for your loss. We are honored to have been called upon to serve your family.


Rachael Vierheller posted on 9/6/17

Dear Steve & family: I'm so sorry to hear about the loss of your dear Stephanie. Stef was so kind to me and such a support to me during a very difficult time of my life. I've quite missed working with her (library). Her stories, sense of humor & love of song always brightened my day. May you be able to find comfort in your memories and the love she showed to others.


Dave and Ruthie Meese posted on 9/5/17

Steve and family, So sorry to hear of Steph's passing. She was a great lady. Enjoyed visiting with her at the library and when she came into Buehlers shopping.Our hearts go out to you Steve. Know that our thoughts and prayers are with you in your time of grief. Feel free to call me if you want to talk. God Bless you and all of your family.


Mary Warfield posted on 8/31/17

Lena, my dear friend I am so very sorry for your loss. I don't get the paper till the day after it's printed, so I just saw the news. please accept my deepest sympathy. May you find comfort in your families love. Love Mary.


Diana Aberth leMonte posted on 8/31/17

I have had the privilege of knowing Stephanie for many years. First at Yaggis Cheese House and later at the library. My memories always involve her wonderful sense of humor. She will be missed by all that knew her. My deepest sympathies to Steve and all her family, Diana


Lonnie Via posted on 8/30/17

Steve my heart goes out to you and your family. you all have my deepest sympathy. God Bless.


Shane Manke posted on 8/30/17

On behalf of the SSM team at Capital One, our deepest sympathies for your loss. You and your families remain in our prayers.


Deana Shultz Coine CVHS 1972 posted on 8/30/17

My sincere sympathies to you and your family.


Clayton & Wendi Waller posted on 8/29/17

Our deepest sympathy to Steve, Marlee, Matt and entire family. Stef was a special lady and will be greatly missed. Clayton & Wendi Waller


Marianne Balder posted on 8/29/17

An true joy to know


Corinne McAbier posted on 8/29/17

Elaine, I'm so sorry for your loss. I worked at Dr Shaw's office when Harry was a patient and you knitted baby sweaters for my children. I will never forget you two and I'm praying for your family at this time. Corinne McAbier


Doug & Peg McIntire posted on 8/29/17

You were a bight light in this world.


Michelle Hallman posted on 8/29/17

I am shocked and saddened by Stef's passing. My family spend lots of time at the library and often when Stef was in the children's department. She was a special lady and we will always have fond memories of her. Our prayers are with all of you. Michelle, James, Noah, Naomi, and Niall Hallman


Christie Gates posted on 8/29/17

I am so sorry for your loss. Stef was a wonderful person. I worked with her at the Library for many years. She was such a great person to work for. Stef told the greatest stories and made coming to work a pleasure. All of you will be in my thoughts and prayers.


Carol Ball posted on 8/29/17

So sorry for your loss! Steph will be greatly missed! I will always remember her for her love of music and singing karaoke.


Commissioner Steve Troxler posted on 8/29/17

To the Family of Stephanie Baird, As I read through the many tributes to Stephanie, it was clear her legacy is that of a gracious lady, with an energetic and caring personality. This is an emotional time for each of you, and I know there is a huge void felt by everyone that knew and cared for her. May you find comfort and strength through sharing the many fond memories you have of Stephanie, My thoughts and prayers are with you.


Maryann Swonger posted on 8/29/17

Steve, Elaine, Marlee, Matt and families... I was so sorry to hear about Stef. From the times I spent nights at her house while growing up, to helping Marlee pick out books for her to read during our MANY trips to the library, to her asking me 25 years ago during a visit to the library if I was interested in a job (which I got and still hold, thanks to her), to working with her for 20+ years, she was a pure joy. Her stories were the best, she definitely knew how to make us laugh. I know you have each other to lean on, but know that you're all in my thoughts and prayers. She was a great friend, we talk about her at work a good bit, she will be deeply missed.


dave brannan posted on 8/29/17

i am so sorry to hear the news about one of my favorite cousins. she always had a smile & a kind word. we had some great times growing up - especially at the lake. she will be greatly missed.


Leona Petcavage posted on 8/29/17

On behalf of the Petcavage family , our deepest sympathy. Recall many happy times as children with Elaine and her sister Shirley. We were first cousins. Loved playing at Uncle Lewie and Aunt Edna's house. Many prayers for all the family. Leona Petcavage & family


Sandra Murphy posted on 8/29/17

I am so sorry to hear this sad news. I worked with Stef at the library and she was great encouragement as I worked on my degree. We shared a love of her cooking, as well as antiques. She was a great storyteller even before she joined the Children's Dept! I can still see her telling us the story of Steve going hunting in his hunter orange pumpkin costume. God bless you, Stef and many condolences to the family. Sandra Murphy


Virginia Wright posted on 8/29/17

Steve and family, when I think of Steph, I can't help but smile. She filled many a day with laughter at the library. We have missed her creative sense of humor and wonderful gift of delicious treats. I am so sorry for your family's loss. I pray that the wonderful memories you have of her will somehow help bring comfort as you mourn the loss of a beautiful wife, mother, sister, grandmother and friend.


Tim and Mary Meiser posted on 8/29/17

To all of the family I am so sorry to hear of Stephanies passing, I just found out not even a week ago that she was sick. I know I will miss cooking her and Steve's breakfast @ Michael's!! I pray that the memories that all of you have will help to ease the pain!! "Fly High Stephanie" With the Deepest Sympathy Tim and Mary Meiser


Michelle Ramsell posted on 8/29/17

Stef will forever be remembered for her exuberance and passion for life. Blessings to all of her family and friends. I had the pleasure of knowing Stef as a fellow student in both undergraduate and graduate school as well as a professional colleague. I am a better person for having known her. She touched many lives and will forever be remembered. Godspeed, Stef.